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​The Dust Never Settles - Karina Lickorish Quinn

A love letter to Peru and to magic realism.
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The Dust Never Settles
Karina Lickorish Quinn

Hardback / Fiction / IN ENGLISH

Sweeping from the bustling beaches of contemporary Lima to local ceviche bars crammed with fishermen, music and folklore; from the rise and fall of the Inca Empire to a civil war that will devastate a nation, The Dust Never Settles is a love letter to Peru and to magic realism .

And running through it all, like the warm smell of orange blossom she remembers from her childhood, is Anais, who has returned to the country she loves after seven years abroad. Her beloved grandparents have passed away, and the time has come for her to sell the 'yellow house on the hill'.

As Anais prepares to say a final goodbye, she is haunted by memories. Dark truths of previous generations are hidden behind these crumbling walls - secrets that threaten to overwhelm her...

'A breath-taking writer of singular voice' Patrick Flanery, author of Absolution.

'Lickorish Quinn's magnificent debut enchants from first page to last... A breath-taking writer of singular voice.' Independent Book Reviews

'Karina Lickorish Quinn has rendered on the page a person and a place in all their conflicted histories so convincingly and dizzyingly and singularly that the very ink haunts. It leaves a shadow text on the reader's psyche. The Dust Never Settles is a marvelous, vertiginous work that mercilessly conveys the post-colonial state.' Luiza Sauma, author of Everything You Ever Wanted.

ISBN 9780861540440

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